Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pawn Shop Kings drop debut EP

Southern California's PawnShop Kings just released their EP Pawn Shop Kings via Sony Music/Essential Records.

The Christian Americana duo is comprised of brothers Scott and Joel Owen, whose EP was produced by Phil Madeira (The Civil Wars, Emmylou Harris) and Lynn Nichols (Mat Kearney, MuteMath).

As songwriters/artists/musicians, Scott and Joel write about “love, life, God, pain, hope....the subjects most often sung about by our heroes...each find their way into the things we write and speak into.” Watch the lyric videos for the songs here:

PawnShop kings are offering a free download of the self-penned songs “Make Me Whole” and “Love Like Jesus” through

The Owens grew up on the coast of California, which they say “has been extremely influential in shaping our reality. We...feel that nothing on Earth in more grounding and inspiring than the ocean.”

However Scott says, “the relationships and experiences from the years spent with our extended family in the South (Arkansas) have made the greatest impact.” He continues, “Everything I am is affected by those experiences. To this day, I can smell the air at my grandfather’s lake plantation outside West Memphis, Arkansas. I can feel the water, warm on the surface and cool five inches below. I can hear the crickets, tree frogs and the voices of the people. I can smell the soil and taste of the food. I can see the roads, the bridge, the general store...Our music, relationships, desires, and the way we see the world and treat people all centers around the learning done in this environment.”

“The further along we go, the more apparent the impact becomes of those times and experiences in everyday life. Our writing and music is the crossing of these worlds, the West Coast and the American South, one no less vital than the other.” 

EP track listing: 

Gonna Let You
Fall Apart
Love Like Jesus
When You’re Holding Me
Make Me Whole 

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